Saothrú na Gaeilge scríofa sna Déise aimsir an Drochshaoil
Ó Macháin, Pádraig
Leabhair na Linne
Analysis shows Irish scribal tradition in Co. Waterford to have been a late development, and to have peaked 1820-50 as a result of political and social influences. The work of one scribe shows him writing Irish texts in English script for a patron who was unable to read Irish. This discovery may have implications beyond this particular time and context.
Literacy , Scribal practice , Famine in Ireland , Famine relief , Gaelic in quasi-phonetic script , Diglossia
Ó Macháin, P. (2017) 'Saothrú na Gaeilge scríofa sna Déise aimsir an Drochshaoill', An Linn Bhuí, 21, pp. 225-241.
© 2017 Pádraig Ó Macháin